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Children and young people

Child benefit is a tax-free benefit paid to most people with children. You may also be able to claim child tax credit if you are on a low income.

Other benefits can help with the cost of a new baby, childcare or if a child is disabled.

Some of the rules about benefits depend on your age. If you are a young person aged 14 – 17, find out the age restrictions on benefits.

Benefits for families and children

Benefits for pregnant women and parents, including maternity allowance, maternity grants, child benefit and child trust fund.

Child Benefit and tax if you have a high income

Paying tax on child benefit if you earn over £50,000 a year - and when you can avoid paying it.

Young people and benefits

Information on benefits for young people between the ages of 14 and 18.